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Random Flow

Random Flow is a hip hop label unlike any other – instead of signing artists up in order to milk them of as much cash as possible, our aim is to give their music away. Free. Why? Have we taken leave of our senses? No – because we believe that the music industry itself has.

Put it this way – big corporate labels aren’t interested in music any more – their eyes only light up when they hear the “ker-CHING” of the cash register. So by offering all of our catalogue for free download via the web, we’re shifting the attention back to the music itself, and allowing the skill and creativity of the artists to shine.

What’s more, Random Flow is run on a not-for-profit basis. If we make anything from, say, licensing, the cash will ALL go directly to the artist – the label keeps nothing.

We want to recapture the feeling you got the first time you heard De La Soul’s “Three Feet High And Rising” or the first Jurassic 5 album. Hip Hop’s not dead – let’s prove Nas wrong.

If you like what we're doing then get in touch via http://www.myspace.com/randomflow - we're always interested in hearing from our listeners, especially if you feel that your music would sit nicely on the label!
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The Tin Soldier project was born in Bristol, UK back in June 2004 when Random Flow founder Ben Banyard first got into music-making. Digital Decisions is the debut Tin Soldier LP and is chock full of unusual-sounding hip-hop, beats and electronica. Vocals on many of the tracks come courtesy of Truck T, who like Ben originally hails from Birmingham.For more information on Tin Soldier, check out http://www.myspace.com/tinsoldierbristol
( 1 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, rap, Bristol, beats, hip-hop, electronica, trip-hop, trip hop
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It's difficult to describe the music of GOSPROM because it incorporates such a rich and varied range of influences, but if you try to imagine elements of trip hop (particularly Portishead), folk and jazz, along with some scratching, then you're getting close. GOSPROM live in Kharkov, which is the second largest city in Ukraine. Kharkov itself is famed for its industrial prowess (tank factories and the like) and the name of the band comes from the mightily impressive modernist building of the...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Russian, Ukraine, hip hop, folk, jazz, poetry, Kharkov, Random Flow, scratches
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The eponymous debut album from netlabel founder Ben Banyard's other musical project, Phreniq.Featuring collaborations with AcidPlanet regulars like Cheese (Japan via Canada - raps and cuts), TJ (raps - in Japanese), N!K Coulee (USA - two readings of Ben's poems) and James Esco (USA - raps), this is an album chock-full of hip-hop flavours, as well as a decent smattering of electronica-fuelled dub and some good old fashioned beats.For more information on Phreniq, head to...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, rap, Bristol, beats, hip-hop, electronica, trip-hop, trip hop
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Once upon a time (2004) in a galaxy far, far away (Kyoto), Highsnow and Crazy D under their crew name 'Pant Rhymez', were billed at the same event as Cheese.Cheese (originally from Canada) had just moved into Kyoto from Kagoshima where he was working on projects with KFC and Marphex as well as the Vancouver Hamburger Crew.During the sound check Cheese was amazed by the Pant Rhymez' performance, and after the show he approached Highsnow and started a conversation.This lead to six albums of...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, rap, hip-hop, Japan, Canada, turntablism, rhymes, Random Flow
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If you haven't yet had a chance to listen to Part 1 of this album then it's about time you did! The first tracks have already been highly praised both on this site and around the netlabel community and this second half of the selection should garner similarly positive remarks.We're again in the hands of Cheese - rapper, producer and turntablist extraordinaire, as well as partner in crime High Snow (possibly the first Japanese rapper you will ever have heard).Add to that collabs from their...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, hip-hop, rap, turntablist, Japanese, Canadian, rhymes, beats
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Top drawer homemade hip hop from Portland, Oregon muchachos S-Master of Disaster (aka Majic Sean) and James Esco. Features collaborations and beats from Phobik One, dj hotwings, 34 Pro, DJ Dunci, Mr Sulu, Mix Master Meat and DJ Smoothnuts.James and Sean rhyme about all manner of concerns, including environmental issues, war and smoking big fat ones while playing high end video games.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, rap hip-hop, Portland, underground
CM was born and raised on NYC's Lower East Side and although by his own admission it was an area that struggled with drugs and crime, it was also where his love affair with underground hip hop began.Along with brother RM he began spitting his own rhymes as a teenager before moving to Maryland where he met mentors Dr. Becket and K-Skills. Under their influence he began producing his own beats as well as collaborating with other local MCs to put out mixtapes.After being given a copy of Reason by...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, rap, hip-hop, NYC, east coast
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A year down and a lot more gas left in the tank...this is a simple little mix of my personal favourite tunes from the first twelve months! Features as-yet unreleased tunes by new RF acts Saltine and Rare. 1. Public Service Announcement - CM Aka Creative 2. Jazz Police - Rare feat. Cheese 3. Elevator Music - Tin Soldier 4. Things Are Broken - S-Master & Esco 5. Broadway - GOSPROM 6. A Lil Spricket - Saltine 7. Stay On - D3Zs 8. F*ck This F*cking Bullsh*t - Pot-C 9. Bass & Drum - l'eau du...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, hip-hop, rap, beats, mix, Random Flow, rhymes
CM released his debut offering, Classic Material Vol. 1, on Random Flow back in January (www.archive.org/details/rfl003) and it was instantly met with some very positive reviews and comments.Once again, CM brings forth another album full of true Hip-Hop in its rawest form. This time he's teamed up with Cali's own, Battle Skars, Lord Maitreya, Piztrumentals, Anderson Beats & Phiktion. Returning for the ride are, the one & only A Better Tomorrow & C da Realness.Featuring hot collabs...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: hip hop, hip-hop, rap, beats, CM, Random Flow, rhymes
Pot-C is one half of the duo Cheese N Pot-C, a founding member of P.U.C.K., dead prezidentz choice, Molsen Twins, axis of evil, Kanoya Olds, Psycoward, Krazy Shitz, Suburban Bandits and Dah Rubbeez. He has the role of emcee and producer for these projects. He is also the deejay for metal band Splatter. The Last Villain in Villainville is something that fans of MF Doom or Cypress Hill will love - eight tracks that breathe new life into the stagnant hip hop fraternity and somehow manage to shock,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: rap, hip hop, beats, rhymes, random flow, Pot-C